Trailer Talk: Paper Towns, Pixels, Tommorowland, and Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation

It’s time again, boys and girls!

Time to examine the new trailers the only way I know how!

With a Trailer Talk! Starting with:

Paper Towns

So, I have a problem: I’ve read the book.

And, because of that, its movie adaptation just rubs me the wrong way. Now, normally I’m not bothered by a movie’s casting not reflecting how I pictured a character. In fact, I think that anyone that dislikes a movie based on that alone is being shallow…and kinda ridiculous.

Yet, that’s not the Margo I saw when I read it; that’s not the Quentin I envisioned.

When they quote straight from the book (those beautiful fucking lines) it sounds wrong to me. I can’t get over it, and when I end up watching this movie, I’m going to wince every time.

But, I’m still gonna see it, because of course I’m going to see it. It’s an adaptation of one my favorite books, and some of the money goes to John Green. So, of course I’m going to watch it.

(Huh…I suppose this is why they keep making book adaptions.)

Yet, if I remove my fandom glasses, and look at it as its own thing–which is how all adaptations should be judged, by the way–I would have to say that it’s a good trailer. It sets up mystery, and romance, and features some of the most iconic lines from the book. The score is nice, the editing is good, and the acting is par.

I give it a 7 out of 10.

Pixels 

*Clears throat*

GOD DAMN IT ADAM SANDLER, LEAVE MY CHILDHOOD ALONE!

PETER DINKLAGE, WHY!?

KEVIN JAMES, I LIKE YOU! I THINK YOU CAN BE A REALLY GOOD ACTOR! SO PLEASE, PLEASE, STOP STARRING IN TERRIBLE MOVIES!

*Coughs lightly*

2 out of 10.

Tommorowland

Well, if it worked with Pirates of The Caribbean, then I guess it can work here too.

This is actually a really good trailer. It never plays its full hand, intriguing you with snippets of story and world-building.

And, that is quite an effective tactic, because after watching it, I immediately wanted to go see the movie: simply so I could understand what the hell was going on.

It also looks like it might be going for a more mature theme than a normal Disney movie. The opening scenes suggest an apocalyptic story, where the world is set to end in a certain amount of time.

It sort of reminds me of Bioshock actually. Tommorowland seems like a city for the best and the brightest.

It might even be a place “where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality“.

I give it an 8 out of 10

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

I like actions movies. I like Tom Cruise movies. I like Simon Pegg movies.

So…I like this trailer. It’s not anything to write home about, but it’s serviceable. It got me interested in seeing the film at least. Some trailers don’t even manage that….

They also seem to be going for a more comedic action movie, which is refreshing. I hate when movies take themselves too seriously.

I don’t really have much else to say, so I’ll just cut to the chase and give this trailer a 6 out of 10.

Special thanks to: Collin Pearman and Dylan Alexander

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